Maine Man Killed After Being Pinned Under Piece of Farm Equipment

A Maine man was killed after being pinned under a piece of farm equipment in Norridgewock.

Police told WCSH-TV they were called to a home on Ward Hill Road on Thursday where they found 56-year-old Francis Smith pinned underneath a manure spreader.

Authorities said Smith was trying to repair the machine when it somehow malfunctioned.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was unclear exactly when the accident happened. Police told WCSH-TV that family hadn't been in touch with Smith since Monday.

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